Kofi Annan was the former secretary general of the United Nations. Here are 15 Memorable quotes made by Kofi Annan during his tenure of office.
1. “To live is to choose. But to choose well, you must know who you are and what you stand for, where you want to go and why you want to get there.”
2. “More than ever before in human history, we share a common destiny. We can master it only if we face it together. And that, my friends, is why we have the United Nations.”
3. “Healthy and sustainable societies are based on three pillars: peace and security, sustainable development, the rule of law and respect for human rights.
4. “There can be no long-term security without development; there can be no long-term development without security, and no society can long remain prosperous without the rule of law and respect for human rights”
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5. “You are never too young to lead and you should never doubt your capacity to triumph where others have not.”
6. “It is young people’s hope and energy, their enthusiasm and willingness to experiment, that makes society move forward.”
7. “I am convinced more than ever that any society that does not succeed in tapping into the energy and creativity of its youth will be left behind.”
8. “Globalization will not bring peace or prosperity unless we all share fairly in its benefits.”
9. “Peace is never a perfect achievement.”
10. “We all want peace. But, peace is a complex process. I believe that lasting peace requires reconciliation.”
11. “A sustainable peace is, of course, more than the absence of war.”
12. “We must also avoid the trap set by extremists of limiting human beings to one identity. We all have multiple identities which enrich us as individuals.”
13. “Study after study has shown that there is no effective development strategy in which women do not play a central role.”
14. “When women thrive, all of society benefits, and succeeding generations are given a better start in life.”
15. “There is no development strategy more beneficial to society as a whole – women and men alike – than the one which involves women as central players.